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Californians for Homeownership

Californians for Homeownership was founded in response to the California Legislature’s call for public interest organizations to fight local anti-housing policies on behalf of the millions of California residents who need access to more affordable housing. 

Champions of Home Impact Awards

The Champions of Home Impact Awards honor California REALTORS® who have made a significant impact on their communities through volunteer efforts. 

Housing Affordability Fund Program

HAF plays an active role in addressing the ongoing housing affordability challenges facing California.

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C.A.R. Disaster Relief

C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund and NAR's REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

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Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.

Education Foundation

Grants for California REALTORS® and residents pursuing real estate education.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Find out more information on key diversity and inclusion programs and projects available.

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Young Professionals Network

New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.

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Membership Dues and Value

C.A.R. provides tremendous member value through its innovative tools, services and education. Learn more about C.A.R. membership and dues and NAR membership and dues.

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C.A.R.'s annual consumer advertising campaign creates awareness of the REALTOR® brand and demonstrates the many benefits of the consumer-REALTOR® relationship.

Smart Zone

Smart Zone provides tools and insights necessary to convey your unique value proposition, effectively market your services, keep your clients abreast of current real estate market trends and help you achieve success in a dynamic industry.

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C.A.R. Mission Statement

C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.

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C.A.R. Impact Report

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is committed to bring you tools and information to help you succeed. Here are some of the innovative tools, services and education C.A.R. provided to help you achieve your professional goals.

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Membership Dues and Value

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C.A.R. believes in the value that organized real estate and our Association, in particular, brings to its members. C.A.R. has always been extremely visionary and on the cutting edge of innovation. The Association has always been an outlier in providing tremendous member value through its innovative tools, services and education to help members achieve their professional goals ― whether they’re an experienced broker or a brand-new agent. 

One of the most popular benefits is C.A.R.’s Standard Forms. Through Lone Wolf Transactions zipForm Edition, members can access an ecosystem of standard forms for the entire real estate transaction ― from lead to close ― that’s modern and secure. C.A.R. Standard Forms are developed by C.A.R.’s legal department, which gathers input from real estate professionals and attorneys to create user-friendly, comprehensive and dependable forms. One of the most important aspects of our forms ecosystem is the peace of mind members get knowing C.A.R.’s standard forms are backed by the C.A.R. User Protection Agreement, which protects members in the legal arena since C.A.R. stands behind the language in its forms in court.

Beyond getting standard forms, members also get an entire suite of zipForm transactional products, including Digital Ink, zipTMS, zipVault, zipCommunity, zipMobile, MLS Connect, Forms Tutor, sample legal letter templates, e-PUBs and much more…for FREE.

C.A.R. Standard Forms alone costs non-members $1,499, and that’s for a bare bones package that doesn’t include other member benefits, such as training and support on using zipForm, nor many of the transactional products mentioned above.

C.A.R. also helps protect members and their clients through its Legal Hotline, Legal Q&As, Legal Live Webinars and Legal Update outreaches by C.A.R. attorneys. 

On the legislative front, C.A.R.’s actions in terms of preserving dual agency, protecting mortgage interest deductions, fighting point-of-sale retrofits and other property rights threats saved members an average of $10,000 last year ― money members can keep in their pockets.

More recently, C.A.R. participated in high-level discussions to create solutions to help improve the availability of affordable homeowners insurance in California. A strong insurance market allows you to conduct business and enables your clients to obtain insurance to purchase a home.

C.A.R. doesn’t just talk about solutions. We are actively engaged when it comes to affordability and equitable access to homeownership. To date, we’ve invested $2 million in grants from the Pathway to Homeownership program in support of our Fair Housing and Diversity efforts. Since launching in 2022, the grant program has provided closing cost assistance totaling $1.5 million for 156 first-time California home buyer families from underserved communities.

Also, through our WomanUP!® initiative, C.A.R. recently joined other major diversity organizations within the real estate industry to launch Stop Hate in Real Estate, a multi-pronged effort to allow real estate professionals the opportunity to stand for positive change in our industry.

To help members in the current challenging market, early this year, C.A.R. created Smart Zone, a website full of information, such as legal quick guides, training and insurance resources, coaching tips and scripts and more. Please check it out here if you haven’t already.

All of the benefits and services mentioned are free and are provided as part of C.A.R. member benefits ― and they’re but a handful of the hundreds of benefits C.A.R. provides for its members. For more benefits, see our Member Benefits Guide here. 

Learn more about C.A.R. membership and dues and NAR membership and dues.

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